Mitchell Nabs KZCH PD Nod
September 8, 2006 at 11:09 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KZCH (CHANNEL 963)/WICHITA APD/morning host MAT MITCHELL rises to PD of the station, replacing PJ, who exited in JULY to join CC programming honchos MARC CHASE and MIKE WHEELER in ATLANTA.
“We talked to lots of very talented people over the past 6 weeks,” said CLEAR CHANNEL WICHITA OM LYMAN JAMES,, “but in the end we found the best man for the job right here in the building. MAT brings great energy, passion and an impressive pedigree to the position, having previously worked for JON ZELLNER at KMXV in KANSAS CITY and BRIAN KELLY at WXSS in MILWAUKEE.”
This marks the second time that JAMES has appointed MITCHELL to a programming position. In 1994, JAMES hired MITCHELL to program new market sign-on KDGS. MITCHELL will continue to do mornings with co-host BIG HEAD TED, but other airshifts will change.
MD JOJO COLLINS moves up from noon-5p to 10a-3p; BRETT ANDREWS moves from 5-10p up to 3-7p and adds APD stripes; and SPOON returns to WICHITA for 7p-midnight duties from CLEAR CHANNEL ANCHORAGE.